Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 788 for the week of May 14 - 20, 2023.

In this Issue

  • Improvements to PPA management in 23.10
  • Welcome New Members and Developers
  • Ubuntu Stats
  • Hot in Support
  • LoCo Events

  • Anbox Cloud 1.18.0 has been released
  • Miriway: the snap
  • Pulse 10 - Ubuntu Desktop Engineering Update
  • Other Community News
  • Ubuntu Cloud News
  • Canonical News
  • In the Blogosphere
  • Featured Audio and Video
  • Meeting Reports
  • Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04
  • And much more!

General Community News

Improvements to PPA management in 23.10

Julian Andres Klode announces the release of software-properties 0.99.37, which introduces a "significant change to how PPAs are managed on Ubuntu Systems". Thanks is expressed to Nick Rosbrook (enr0n) for his hard work. With a discussion of what this change means, including the enhanced security it offers starting with Ubuntu 23.10, we're asked to 'stay tuned' for more updates and to give any feedback. |

Attention in the media:

Amplifying information:

Welcome New Members and Developers

Ubuntu Stats

Bug Stats

  • Open: 142049 (+50)
  • Critical: 313 (+1)
  • Unconfirmed: 71310 (+4)

As always, the Bug Squad needs more help. If you want to get started, please see:


  • Ukrainian: 87.29% (40423/934)
  • German: 86.40% (43280/67)
  • French: 80.74% (61281/7079)
  • Spanish: 80.14% (63172/4698)
  • Swedish: 77.43% (71812/1094)

Hot in Support

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LoCo Events

The following LoCo team events are currently scheduled in the next two weeks:

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The Hub

Anbox Cloud 1.18.0 has been released

Keirthana T S reports the Anbox Cloud team has released Anbox Cloud 1.18.0. We are given a link to the component versions, a list of new features and improvements, a list with links of bug fixes, plus a list of known issues. Links to upgrade instructions are also provided.

Miriway: the snap

Alan Griffiths writes about Miriway. Firstly we're told some of the Miriway (Mir) history with mention of Unity 8 and Ubuntu Frame. We're reminded what Miriway is not, and then told Miriway is available as a snap package. We're given some details about configuring the Miriway snap before final mention of the future. This thread also has replies with other tools such as the MATE panel and more.

Pulse 10 - Ubuntu Desktop Engineering Update

Tim Holmes-Mitra introduces himself as the Engineering Director for Ubuntu Desktop, mentioning recent events which include 23.04's release, Mantic's roadmap and the two week sprint in Prague. We're introduced to a new two-week 'pulse' meaning two-week periods, and told we will get regular two-week updates on progress, and told to watch the recent Indaba where Ubuntu 23.04 is covered along with some clues as to the Mantic roadmap.

Other Community News

This official Ubuntu Spin might just be the perfect intro to Linux

Jack Wallan takes a look at Ubuntu Budgie, providing us some history of the Budgie Desktop, and in particular Ubuntu Budgie 23.04. We're told it's a great system for new users, and that users from either Windows or MacOS will quickly 'feel at ease'. From the welcome app, the beautiful UI, tiling capabilities and more, along with screenshots we're told how great this OS is.

Ubuntu Cloud News

Canonical News

In the Blogosphere

Wayland's Weston 12.0 Released With Multi-GPU Support, PipeWire Backend, Tearing Control

Michael Larabel talks about the release of Weston 12.0 as "Wayland's reference compositor" with many enhanced features. We're walked through a list of the updates, and given a link to the release announcement.

Steam Client Beta Fixes NVIDIA HiDPI Scaling, GPU Hardware Acceleration

Michael Larabel tells us Valve released a new Steam client beta with many fixes for NVIDIA Linux gamers. Giving us some details of the release & items fixed, we're given a link to the steam official announcement if we need more.

Ubuntu OnAir: Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba - May 16, 2023

In this Ubuntu Desktop Team Indaba we'll find Heather Ellsworth, Aaron Prisk, Oliver Smith, Ken VanDine, Tim Holmes-Mitra, and Elio Qoshi, discussing the Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster) release, as well as teasing us with some of the roadmap of the new development work for Ubuntu mantic that will become Ubuntu 23.10.

Ubuntu Security Podcast: Episode 195

"Alex and Camila discuss security update management strategies after a recent outage at Datadog was attributed to a security update for systemd on Ubuntu, plus we look at security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, OpenStack, Synapse, OpenJDK and more."

Ubuntu Portugal Podcast: 247 - Cebolas Satisficientes

"Agora estamos mesmo a ficar preocupados. O Diogo foi ali comprar tabaco e nunca mais voltou. Tem partilhado fotos nas redes sociais, sorridente, leve e despreocupado. Será que lhe saiu um peso de cima? Os seus colegas de podcast continuam sem lei nem ordem: desta vez falaram de bicicletas, máquinas velhinhas, sites irritantes, pólos cor de laranja e mudanças do Arch da Velha."

This Week in Linux: Episode 223 - Linux 6.3, Ubuntu 23.04, Fedora 38, Solus Returns & more Linux news!

"On this episode of This Week in Linux, we take a look at the latest release of the Linux kernel with Linux 6.3. Ubuntu & Fedora released brand new versions of their Linux distros. The Solus Project has officially returned. KDE released the latest version of their application suite. KaOS Linux is celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Valve releases a new branch of the Proton project. All of this and so much more on Your Weekly Source for Linux GNews!"

"This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we take a look at Ubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster. Then we discuss Microsoft big plans for Bing and ChatGPT."

Linux Out Loud: Episode 63

"This week, Linux Out Loud chats about improving onboarding for new linux users."

Meeting Reports

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Main Inclusion Requests (MIR) Status: Tue, May 23, 3:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Ubuntu Foundations: Thu, May 25, 3pm – 4pm
  • Ubuntu Desktop Indaba: Fri, May 26, 4pm – 5pm
  • Meet us at Data Edge - Australia: May 25, 2023 -

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Updates and Security for 18.04, 20.04, 22.04, 22.10, and 23.04

Security Updates

Ubuntu 18.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: May 31, 2023

Ubuntu 20.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2025

Ubuntu 22.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: April 2027

Ubuntu 22.10 Updates

End of Life: July 2023

Ubuntu 23.04 Updates

End of Standard Support: January 2024


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